By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
SOUTH LAUREL — The good news for the Corbin Lady Redhounds is they got past Middlesboro with ease Monday, cruising to the 10-0 win.
The bad news is that for their efforts, they’re rewarded with a spot in the 13th Region Championship game against defending champ, South Laurel.
Corbin took advantage of four goals from Morgan Boggs Monday, while Mallory Allen, Kaitlyn Waddle, Kara Grissell, Kaitlyn Stidham, August Fox and Maddy Thompson each added a goal in the win.
Corbin took the early lead when Waddle punched one in, followed by Grissell’s shot to make the score 2-0 in the first 15 minutes.
The Lady Redhounds struggled midway through the first half, forcing head coach Eric Steely to make a few substitutions in an attempt to get his team on the same page.
“I pulled my midfielders out halfway through the first half because I really didn’t like the way we were playing,” Steely said. “I felt like we were a little bit flat, so I got them out and kind of talked about what we wanted to do.
“It worked out well for us and we were able to shore things up and get the win,” he added.
The Lady Cardinals captured their eighth straight district championship last week in a 10-0 win over Corbin, improving to 22-0 against Corbin dating back to 2000.
Lady Redhounds cruise past Middlesboro in 10-0 rout
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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